MSD ENGINEERING is now delivering milestone inspections.
Mandatory structural inspections for condominiums and cooperative buildings are now required per Florida Law Ch. 2023-203 which revises Florida Statute 553.899 (2022). These milestone inspections are to ensure a building is structurally sound and does not pose a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare.
A milestone inspection is a structural inspection of a building, including an inspection of load-bearing elements and primary structural members and the primary structural systems by a licensed engineer.
A condominium association is required to perform a milestone inspection for each building that is three or more stories in height. This inspection must occur by December 31 of the year in which the building turns 30 years old and must be conducted every 10 years thereafter.
If a building reaches 30 years of age before July 1, 2022, the building’s initial milestone inspection must be performed before December 31, 2024. If a building reaches 30 years of age on or after July 1, 2022, and before December 31, 2024, the building’s initial milestone inspection must be performed before December 31, 2025.
In Florida, a threshold building primarily refers to any building which is greater than three (3) stories or 50 feet in height. Selecting a Florida Special (Threshold) Inspector to provide the milestone inspection on your condominium ensures your professional engineer has designed and inspected structural components on threshold buildings.